Employee of the Month
Trooper James Thuss, Missouri State Highway Patrol, has been selected as the September, 2016 Employee of the Month for the Department of Public Safety. Trooper Thuss was chosen as the Employee of the Month because of his heroic actions at the scene of a two vehicle crash in Cass County. Trooper Thuss was performing his routine law enforcement duties when he came upon a horrific motor vehicle crash, in which one of vehicles was on fire and the driver was trapped inside. Without hesitation and regard for his own safety, Trooper Thuss entered the burning vehicle to secure the driver. While extracting the driver from the vehicle, Trooper Thuss was giving verbal information and commands to bystanders and fellow responding law enforcement officers. Without a doubt, Trooper Thuss’ quick actions, bravery, and dedication saved the driver’s life.